science fair

The Clermont County Public Library is offering a series of programs this fall and winter about how to create a science project. Next spring, the library will host a first-ever science fair awarding prizes for first, second and third places in the following grade categories: K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Information sessions

Get started. Join us at one of these informational sessions to learn how to begin your project by hearing topic ideas and research strategies. Bring any questions you might have and start working on your project right away!

January 2019

Data and Analysis*

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30

Amelia Library


Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4:30

New Richmond Library

February 2019

Science Fair Board Preparation*

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30

Felicity Library


Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4:30

Union Township Library

Science Fair

Library Science Fair
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10 am – 12 noon
Clermont County Fairgrounds
4-H Hall
1000 Locust Street
Owensville, Ohio 45160
Project Setup on Friday, March 1 from 3-7 pm


Information brochures


Library Databases

Explora: Supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content.

Kids Infobits : A great resource for young children that includes books, pictures, magazines, and news articles; provides images alongside text for ease of searching.

Science in Context: Provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

Science Reference Center: Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, science as inquiry and more

World Book Online Reference Center: Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia.


Championship Science Fair Projects : 100 Sure-to-Win Experiments by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Quick-but-Great Science Fair Projects by Shar Levine

Sure-to-Win Science Fair Projects by Joe Rhatigan

Blue Ribbon Science Projects by Glen Vecchione

And many more at your local library!

Web Resources


Can I work on my science fair project with a group?

Participants in grades K-3 can submit a group project. Students in all other grades are allowed to work with a partner if they wish.

Can my project involve animals or humans?

Respect all life forms. No project that causes stress, pain, or death to an animal will be permitted. In accordance with ISEF rules, vertebrate animals and human subjects are not allowed to be used in experiments unless the following conditions are met:

  • There is no interaction with the animals/humans being observed,
  • The researcher does not manipulate the environment in any way, and
  • Study meets all federal and state fish, game, and wildlife laws and regulations and other applicable laws.
  • If the study involves observing human behavior, the project must be set in an unrestricted public setting (ex. park or shopping mall) and must not involve recording any personally identifiable information.

Compiled using Intel’s ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) rules

Which citation format should be used for my research?

We suggest but do not require that you use APA (American Psychological Association) format.